Tracks

01. Aberinkula
02. Metatron
03. Ilyena
04. Wax Simulacra
05. Goliath
06. Tourniquet Man
07. Cavalettas
08. Agadez
09. Askepios
10. Ouroborous
11. Soothsayer
12. Conjugal Burns



01. Aberinkula

Music by Omar Rodríguez-López
Lyrics by Cedric Bixler-Zavala
Have you seen the living
Tired of their own shells
All the non-believers
Torso in the well

Am I the one you're after
The novice made to find
Stray abhoration stalking
Plans that forgot me 99 times
The only thing to alter
Stands in the way of you
I want your cramps to fit the fillings of my teeth

Have you seen the living
Tired of their own shells
All the non-believers
Torso in the well

And don't you try and ask me
Your expiration date
That plans that forgot me 99 times
You'll be the one who opens the gate

Carry water in a basket
Where the hole was dug the first time
The head that carries the body
A blood that flows through veins

Have you seen the living
Tired of their own shells
All the non-believers
Torso in the well

When it calls I'll answer
Do you need to repent
The plans that forgot me 99 times
I'll stick around for 99 times
That fault lines you prepare
Have darkened black rings instead of sight
Goliath, are you receiving?
Dismembered you've arrived

Have you seen the living
Tired of their own shells
All the non-believers
Torso in the well


02. Metatron

Music by Omar Rodríguez-López
Lyrics by Cedric Bixler-Zavala
Maybe I'll breakdown
Maybe I'll try
Circumvent innoculation
And I just want a cut
When will I breakdown?
Lately I might
Unconnect the fascination
And I just want to touch

This is a list
They're my demands
Forget the question
Come on, bring your nervous hands

You read it in my letter
"Patience worth is dead"
Suffocate the inkwell
"I am legion," said the pen

Her seraph snout
And cruciform limp
I blame the shrouding
Of a lesser man

My sigil contraptions
They work with no crutches
Don't show me the hinges
I am absent

Maybe I'll breakdown
Maybe I'll try
Circumvent innoculation
And I just want a cut
When will I breakdown?
Lately I might
Unconnect the fascination
And I just want to touch

She came to me
When she was pouring out of drool
Under sedation
Under vulgar multitudes

If you stay and try
To fix what you did
The sheets were wet from
All those messages

A million petitions
Her lock with no key
You forfeit the right
To be believed

Full implant
Shapeless as a jewel
And I am stranded
By eternal solitude

Maybe I'll breakdown
Maybe I'll try
Circumvent innoculation
And I just want a cut
When will I breakdown?
Lately I might
Unconnect the fascination
And I just want to touch

The vault that I call home
It falls beneath your palms
Before I crawl my way out
She calls

You're standing right outside my window
Water thirsting
You're standing right outside my window
Water thirsting
When will I drown?

I'll never get a distance shot
Heard vessper pure
I never want to see your face
Until the word is made flesh

You'd better ask Metatron

Those flowers that withered away
In the pages of your book
For one day
They won't block your route

In the dead plot you dream in
Ten go away
Ten born of pray
Ten go away

Folding wormholes
My time is riding in the alphabet
Folding wormholes
My time is writing on the wall

In the dead plot you dream in
Ten go away
Ten born of pray
Ten go away

Folding wormholes
My time is riding in the alphabet
Folding wormholes
My time is writing on the wall

Debase by your sentence
I fell in the trap
What door slid behind me?
I can't see it anymore

When she sleeps as a witness
Got no better hands
Tied a single stutter
Do you speak my dialect?

Accidents will happen
Keep your earnings to yourself
One sip under the table
Until it moves all by itself

In the eye of Fatima
I've kept all your dreams
In a waking solution
Of indictment

Maybe I'll breakdown
Maybe I'll try
Circumvent innoculation
And I just want a cut
When will I breakdown?
Lately I might
Unconnect the fascination
And I just want to touch.


03. Ilyena

Music by Omar Rodríguez-López
Lyrics by Cedric Bixler-Zavala
When the chants have cycled
How can I go wrong?
There will be no Eve for Adam
If your apples have gone, gone, gone, gone

I need a brand new skin
Incarnated debts
Incarcerated when
The deeds are left to purchase

If you could see where I've been
You'd touch the hand that's touching sin
Entity ingredient
A mass of blackened scapes begins

Cypher is filled
Blanket of clots
Taking everything I've got
Please let me in, in, in, in

I need a brand new skin
Incarnated debts
Incarcerated when
The deeds are left to purchase

If you could see where I've been
You'd touch the hand that's touching sin
Entity ingredient
A mass of blackened scapes begin

Follow me tonight
Follow me into oblivion
Follow me tonight
Follow me into oblivion

If you could see where I've been
You'd touch the hand that's touching sin
Entity ingredient
A mass of blackened scapes begin

I seem to hide in metal plates
Held together, alone, don't wait
Hide with me, identity
Until we've past due date

Can't spot through the lens
Bleeding through your sanctuary
Intention, accident
Bleeding through your sanctuary...


04. Wax Simulacra

Music by Omar Rodríguez-López
Lyrics by Cedric Bixler-Zavala
Came back to doubt yourself but broke in two
They find it punctual with idle tooth
I'll find something to shake by the roots

I crawl along the ceilings in your room
The cold is spinning thread to answer you
I need something made of freewill

Am I waiting now?
Does my waiting howl?
Am I waiting now?
Does my waiting howl?
Am I waiting now?
Does my waiting howl?
Am I waiting now?
Does my waiting howl?

I bring an avalanche of Toltec bones
Contaminated cravings if you choose
To play something that aches for a spill

Leave out the meat for that contact high
Inhale the vapors and let the hangman smile
For that something to shake by the roots

Am I waiting now?
Does my waiting howl?
Am I waiting now?
Does my waiting howl?
Am I waiting now?
Does my waiting howl?
Am I waiting now?
Does my waiting howl?

Bring me the tame
Witness germinates in the child
That word of mouth stutters
Blink at the lonely dice

Bring me the tame
Witness germinates in the child
That word of mouth stutters
Blink at the lonely dice

(Don't know...)
Am I waiting now?
Does my waiting howl?
Am I waiting now?
Does my waiting howl?
Am I waiting now?
Does my waiting howl?
Am I waiting now?
Does my waiting howl?


05. Goliath

Music by Omar Rodríguez-López
Lyrics by Cedric Bixler-Zavala
That night I remember what you slipped in my glass
We came rewinding when
I foamed at the mouth while the lights winked at me
And now my shape is kept

The rain it can't hide, wash the pain from this hex
Is it so permanent?
Did she catch a left eye when it blinks three times
Or once just to seal you in?

In your drunken breath, did it stain like us?
In place of poison heat
I gotta rid this world of your intention
Swap the corpse in the casket

Give me that corpse please
The one that tore nightly
I really want it now
Fold the arms slowly
Don't want you to hold me
It fits just like a glove
Does he make you feel alive?

When I seep inside your truth
Through suspicious little coughs
You sank your nails inside a key
While the door you shut closed up

The black stockings you kept, smell of wet cigarette
Torn of lust that you could not keep
I have slept inside your fault
To have you keep me here on this leash

For the rest of your pets, I will feed to the theft
As we consummate the vows of defeat
And when you pray for an end to this
I do believe this is eternity

Give me that corpse please
The one that tore nightly
I really want it now
Fold the arms slowly
Don't want you to hold me
It fits just like a glove
Your closet is bulging
White marrow withholding
Does it make you feel alive?

Give me that corpse please
The one that tore nightly
I really want it now
Fold the arms slowly
Don't want you to hold me
It fits just like a glove
Your closet is bulging
White marrow withholding
Does it make you feel alive?

Ahhh...

Never heard a man speak like this man before
Never heard a man speak like this man before
All the days of my life, ever since I've been born
Never heard a man speak like this man before
Watch me now

Say it, say it, say it loud
Say it, say it, say it loud
Hold your heavy burden
In a pocket full of drink that I've drunk
Spit the remnants in your direction
This is the closest to any kingdom that you will come

I'm starting to feel a miscarriage coming on
It's numbing a stump clearing in my throat
And I just can't lose grip of it
She fumigated my mental hygiene
I'm all out of pulse
But I know you can resuscitate me

Never heard a man speak like this man before
Never heard a man speak like this man before
All the days of my life, ever since I've been born
Never heard a man speak like this man before

Ahh...

Never heard a man speak like this man before
Never heard a man speak like this man before
All the days of my life, ever since I've been born
Never heard a man speak like this man before
Watch me now.


06. Tourniquet Man

Music by Omar Rodríguez-López
Lyrics by Cedric Bixler-Zavala
I've seen the only living traces
Flicker in the sulphur
The ones who do believe me
Place your favor

Before you lay your question down
There's a matter of the payment
To you, I slipped on crooked sores
In conclaves that you bothered

Let me be your tourniquet man
Let me keep you as a favor
Let me be your tourniquet man
Let me keep you as a favor

When I hear your fingers
They will spell my name
As I trade the faces of the holders

Let me be your tourniquet man
Let me keep you as a favor
Let me be your tourniquet man
Let me keep you as a favor

I can't diminish anymore
If I choose to dissolve in you
There's so much we can lose...


07. Cavalettas

Music by Omar Rodríguez-López
Lyrics by Cedric Bixler-Zavala
A salty ring of night fatigue
When I get, get, get the sweats from your listening
Primordial cymatics
Giving birth into reverse
Serated mare ephemera
Undo her mother's curse

So if you
Break me a mirror
Hang the broken pieces
Of a place that isn't here
So if you
Don't hide that guilty smile
Condolences won't go away

The coins you bring left footprints
Blind thirst and Braille liquor
My bed is stained with fractures
Year after vitiated year

Four corners you are touching
They will liberate my need
Bite marks in the menagerie
With infidelic teeth

So if you
Break me a mirror
Hang the broken pieces
Of a place that isn't here
So if you
Don't hide that guilty smile
Condolences won't go away

Is there something out there
Waiting to take hold?
When that whore won't answer
Who is in control?

And the names you planted
Drop the seed into a hole
If you force me often
I might jump off the board

And the names you planted
Drop the seed into a hole
If you force me often
I might jump off the board

I am a deaf con of angora goats
Warning you all who pass this mote
It's only a matter of folding time and space
Before I become your epidemic

Is this your first time at my conventicle?
You better not talk if you came here for semantics
It's only a matter of folding time and space
Before I become your epidemic

Don't ignore my presence
Hidden reads the scrolls
By the time I asked her
The earth fell off the tongue

What once was laughter
Corrosive I became
Where a scarlet bruise grows
Sprout the fault we own

What once was laughter
Corrosive I became
Where a scarlet bruise grows
Sprout the fault we own

I am a deaf con of angora goats
Warning you all who pass this mote
It's only a matter of folding time and space
Before I become your epidemic

Is this your first time at my conventicle?
You better not talk if you came here for semantics
It's only a matter of folding time and space
Before I become your epidemic

(Is the safety that you feel
From the witness
Who was kept quiet in the wings?...)

Don't hide your guilty freight
Condolences won't go away
You've got that guilty smile
That culminates in bedlam

Don't hide your guilty freight
Condolences won't go away
You've got that guilty smile
That culminates in bedlam

Don't hide your guilty freight
Condolences won't go away
You've got that guilty smile
That culminates in bedlam

Don't hide your guilty freight
Condolences won't go away
You've got that guilty smile
That culminates in bedlam

I am a deaf con of angora goats
Warning you all who pass this mote
It's only a matter of folding time and space
Before I become your epidemic

Is this your first time at my conventicle?
You better not talk if you came here for semantics
It's only a matter of folding time and space
Before I become your epidemic.


08. Agadez

Music by Omar Rodríguez-López
Lyrics by Cedric Bixler-Zavala
I should have known
You'd always scratch that itch
When you asked for safe passage
On my shoulders where we slid
And just before you laid
Dead weight upon its shores
I stung you in the face
For that's the nature of my core

Because
I got distance, don't let it close
Gotta let me know
You just gotta let me know

Because
Forget which way is out now
Gotta let me know
You just gotta let me know

I'm nowhere near
This place you wear
It's unforgivable
It knows that I am visible
I'm broken mirrors
And useless prayer
This lock is healing me
You know you came so willingly

Waiting is a vessel
That will take me to
Love, it knows no order
When you taste the truth

Because
I'm trapped in this cement husk
Gotta let me go
You just gotta let me go

Because
I paid with my own touch now
I brought a little cut
There is blood for every month

In the way you used to
Call her wicked answers
Time is a plague
There's no time for this place

If you don't
If you don't let me go
Heaven's made a cesspool of us all

I'm nowhere near
This place you wear
It's unforgivable
It knows that I am visible
I'm broken mirrors
And useless prayer
This lock is healing me
I know you came so willingly

There burns a kiss
With serpent scales
There is no miracle
I lost your miracle
I'm nowhere near
This place you wear
It's unforgivable
It knows that I am visible

And I wrap myself around your buried question
Through the blisters of confinement
And I seek to drain this broken shelter
To refill the pigment case that I have left

Don't stay long
For teeth nurse the first wound
Coats revolve
Hope to gain

What if we find
What tongue ties Double-Windsor?
Invoke to no reply

Those that lie
Have froze at the border
No implies
Close the frame

What if we find
The sunlight draws a curtain?
Invoke to no reply

There's a place where this depth charge ignites
In this place where a soul has no purpose
I can't believe you when your ghost won't let me go
I am the moment you were always speaking of
Because there's...

No fence will hold the sentient
Culprit fall about it
Say where I can enter them
Culprit fell about it
One fell, the other taste won't lie
Make no doubt about it

How many blame?
How many cave into the pressure I apply?
How many blame?
How many cave into the pressure I apply?
(If you take this breath of mine)...


09. Askepios

Music by Omar Rodríguez-López
Lyrics by Cedric Bixler-Zavala
I'll be there waiting
With the hook in your neck as the contact you've made
Deficient

And your hand will break
If you touch this fence
Please them 'til they're blind with cleft lens

What have you brought for my appetite?
What have you brought for my appetite?

I'll never perish
With the albino horns of a thousand young born
Will you drink from the depths of my sea?

And your hand will break
If you touch this fence
Please them till they're blind with cleft lens

What have you brought for my appetite?
What have you brought for my appetite?

I might not make it back again
The vervain is on the rise
Maybe, maybe, maybe, maybe, maybe, maybe, maybe, maybe
Got to open wide
Got to open wide

Might of a serpent swallowing tail
Cycle recycled and I'm next to nothing
I said

Help me come alive...

Place your ring finger on this debt
Am I living or am I dead?
Do what thou wilt, tell them what I've found
The steps of a ladder from a diamondback's mouth
I said

Help me come alive...

I ain't gonna hold my breath
I ain't gonna hold my breath.


10. Ouroborous

Music by Omar Rodríguez-López
Lyrics by Cedric Bixler-Zavala
It appears to me
Quoting alarms
The guillotine smirks in
Your house I smothered

Sight unseen
Sworn to harm
Ground to a powder
And soaked through the board

Don't you ever, ever, ever trust my mercy?
Don't you ever, ever, ever trust my mercy?
When will you flirt with all that's burning?
Keep the safe and by your side

Of all that's left
A lucid home
Anecdote settles
In the smear of this corpse

If the larvae speaks
Ask where to go
They mount the maker
With a sulphur in fume

Don't you ever, ever, ever trust my mercy?
Don't you ever, ever, ever trust my mercy?
When will you flirt with all that's burning?
Keep the safe and by your side

Of all the warnings that you gave me
With all components in the fault
Have you ever heard me scraping?
It'll be hard to hold

Don't you ever, ever, ever trust my mercy?
Don't you ever, ever, ever trust my mercy?
When will you flirt with all that's burning?
Keep the safe and by your side

Of all the warnings that you gave me
With all components in the fault
Have you ever heard me scraping?
It'll be hard to hold

All I hear
Mending the gap
Fall in here
Might not make it back

Call that someone
May they hear you
Take me with you
It's not safe in here

And all you ask is "Why, why, why?"
And all you ask is why I'm certain you're holding on
Mirror floats to the surface
Holding on

Of all the warnings that you gave me
With all components in the fault
Have you ever heard me scraping?
It'll be hard to hold

Of all the warnings that you gave me
With all components in the fault
Have you ever heard me scraping?
It'll be hard to hold

They lost the presence they were holding
Looks like the tenants flickered off
If the cell that owns me breaks me
It'll be hard to hold.


11. Soothsayer

Music by Omar Rodríguez-López
Lyrics by Cedric Bixler-Zavala
My love becomes a mange
Dyeing autumn in its leaves
When it broke me in the branch
Where my antlers come to feed
And I swam a hundred days
In the bosom of this filth
Carry on this drought
As I tighten my belt

This deceit has no arms
Bended will, take what's yours
This deceit has no arms
Bended will, take what's yours

Calling me, she's calling me
This it may have come to falter
We have become these pleads

In a field of balding marble
Where the medicine awaits
The hourglass pokes at
The ribs of my cage
At half rations I'm finished
At half rations the minutes
All that happens was given
Coil and embrace

This deceit has no arms
Bended will, take what's yours
This deceit has no arms
Bended will, take what's yours

Calling me, she's calling me
This it may have come to falter
We have become these pleads

This deceit has no arms
Bended will, take what's yours
This deceit has no arms
Bended will, take what's yours

Calling me, she's calling me
This it may have come to falter
We have become these pleads.


12. Conjugal Burns

Music by Omar Rodríguez-López
Lyrics by Cedric Bixler-Zavala
The horseman you have brought deserve me
Somehow they've made it through the floor
The clocks you set, are they reversing?
Before this visit turns conjugal evermore

Maybe tonight
Ohh...

So my half is waiting, filed to a pulp
Used insomnia's been cleansing with floods
I got a pain inside that'll rip through the very fabric of time
Cause I've been with you before God gave me sin
I've got to get born

Just so you know
There's too many reasons
Too many reasons...

You set the silver down to guard me from the weak
You check the spelling for nothing, nothing
You set the silver down to guard me from the weak
You check the spelling for nothing, nothing

You sent yourself the flood

All of this time
Bedsore containment
Where am I now
That the music has faded?

All of this time
Bedsore containment
Where am I now
That the music has faded?

And I'm nowhere near the place
You sent me here to breathe
But I'm drawing closer to the present
And I'll find a space with no memories
I've got a second chance to inhabit the living

If Goliath won't speak
I'm blinded by heaven
When will your Eden come die?

If the liars that blink
Are bound by the sender
Trinkets you gave have all rusted down

All of this time
Bedsore containment
Where am I now
That the music has faded?

All of this time
Bedsore containment
Where am I now
That the music has faded?

You better steal this chance to give birth to more
You'll wear those healing damns down to the plug

All of this time
Bedsore containment
Where am I now
That the music has faded?

All of this time
Bedsore containment
Where am I now
That the music has faded?

You better steal this chance to give birth to more
You'll wear those healing damns down to the plug.